Patricia Aufderheide University Professor SOC - School of Communication

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impac

  paufder@american.edu

  (202) 885-2069

Randall Blair Program Director, Producing Film, TV, Video SOC | Film & Media Arts

Randall Blair is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is a professional filmmaker who teaches courses in producing, directing, script writing and film production. He has created award-winn

  rblair@american.edu

  (202) 885-2044

Kyle Brannon Associate Division Director, Film and Media Arts SOC | Film & Media Arts

For over a decade Kyle “Kylos” Brannon has performed as a VJ, or live video artist, at clubs, crafting live video mash ups for DJs including Moby, MSTRKRFT, Nadastrom, Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastma

  kbrannon77@american.edu

  (202) 885-2162

Larry Engel Film Media Arts Division Director SOC | Film & Media Arts

With more than 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Dayti

  engel@american.edu

  (202) 885-2688

Bill Gentile Journalist in Residence SOC | Film & Media Arts

Bill Gentile is an independent, national Emmy Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. His career spans four decades, five continents

  billgentile@american.edu

  (202) 885-2663

Laura Hinson Assistant Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Laura Waters Hinson is an award-winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication. Laura serves as the director of the Community Voice Lab an

  hinson@american.edu

Leena Jayaswal Interim Dean, School of Communication SOC | General Academics & Research

Leena Jayaswal is a documentary filmmaker, award-winning photographer and Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington DC, where she is the director of the new BA in P

  ljayaswal@american.edu

  (202) 885-2662

Brigid Maher Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Brigid Maher is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Community Voice Lab at American University and Founder and Creative Director of the Anacosti

  bmaher@american.edu

  (202) 885-2664

Sarah Menke-Fish Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning SOC | Film & Media Arts

Sarah Menke-Fish is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She serves as Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Associate Director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Menke-Fish l

  menkefish@american.edu

  (202) 885-2026

Claudia Myers Associate Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Claudia Myers was named one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch" by Independent Magazine in 2015. Most recently Claudia wrote and directed ABOVE THE SHADOWS, a supernatural drama starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan

  myers@american.edu

  (202) 885-2152

Andy Phelps Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Dr. Andrew "Andy" Phelps is a Professor in the Film & Media Arts division of the School of Communication at American University, and as Director of the AU Game Center, a multidisciplinary effort that

  phelps@american.edu

Krzysztof Pietroszek Associate Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Dr. Pietroszek is an Associate Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication.

  pietrosz@american.edu

Jamie Sisley Assistant Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Jamie Sisley is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who recently wrote and directed "Stay Awake," a narrative feature film that premiered at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival, where it won the AG Kino Gilde A

  sisley@american.edu

Maggie Stogner Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking (www.environmentalfilm.org) and a professor of Film and Media Arts. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking

  stogner@american.edu

  (202) 885-2160